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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Can I use digital payments to pay for moving services?

Most local moving companies are likely to accept some form of digital payment. Particularly with the COVID-19 pandemic, more companies are likely to conduct transactions through platforms like PayPal, Zelle, Square Cash, Venmo, Google Pay and more. 

To ensure the mover accepts a platform you can use, you can peruse the mover’s online profile and see what is listed there. You can also ask the mover about payment policies during a consultation call.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a mover during the COVID-19 pandemic?

If you’re trying to set up a consultation or an appointment with a mover during the COVID-19 pandemic, make sure to use digital tools to avoid exposure. When searching for movers online, ask if they’d be willing to do a video chat to assess the size of your move. This will be in place of the typical “walk-through” they perform, and they may be able to give you a price quote. You can also discuss safe strategies for completing the job during your call or video chat.

How can I find out if a mover is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Your local city or state’s government website is a great resource if you’re trying to figure out whether a mover is considered an essential service provider during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For a source of national guidelines, visit the CISA website’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. On this page, you’ll find 16 categories of critical infrastructure sectors. But note that some -- not all --  jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Does a mover need to enter my home?

A mover will likely need to enter your home -- unless you’ve placed all of your belongings outside beforehand. To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might to consider keeping all (or most) of the work outside and/or having at-risk individuals leave the house while the movers work. 

You can minimize exposure by doing a preliminary walk-through by video call instead of in person. Discuss your options with the top movers near you before hiring one.

Do movers offer remote or virtual services?

Movers generally need to be present to do their job. But if you come across a mover’s profile that states they’re offering remote services, you can contact them to see what those services include. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a mover when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a mover, consider making adjustments to accommodate current guidelines. This may involve staying outside while the mover works inside your home or letting the mover handle only parts of the move.

It’s important to follow social distancing guidelines while performing any service work. For example, do not make physical contact with the movers, maintain at least 6 feet of distance between you at all times, and use digital payments instead of cash or a check.

What is considered a local move vs. a long-distance move?

Local moves are among the most common moves. Unlike a long-distance move, a local move is typically less than 50 miles and does not cross state lines. Generally, a local move only takes one day, and movers tend to charge by the hour. 

The definition of a long-distance move may vary depending on the moving company. Generally, a long-distance considered to be any move of 400 miles or more. However, some say a long-distance move is over 50-100 miles. 

Local Move

A move under 50 miles

Long-Distance Move

A move over 50-100 miles or over 400 miles; may also be called an “interstate move” or “out-of-state move”

Out-of-State Move

A move that crosses state lines; may also be called an “interstate move” or “long-distance move”

Interstate Move

A move that crosses state lines; may also be called an “out-of-state move” or “long-distance move”

Intrastate Move

A move that begins and ends in the same state, typically beyond 50 miles

Interstate moves require additional legal preparation and will incur additional costs for distance, the amount and weight of your items, the preparation required and various other factors. Moving companies tend to do an initial weighing of the truck, which you should be present for.

A move that crosses state lines is considered an interstate move or an out-of-state move. Contrast this with an intrastate move, which begins and ends in the same state, but is typically above 50 miles. 

To determine whether your move is local or long-distance, contact the best movers in your area.

 

 

How much does it cost for long-distance movers?

Long-distance movers transport your belongings across the country for you. No more renting a trailer and road-tripping from state to state with your entire house hitched to your bumper. Long-distance movers make the move happen so you can fly to your new home, suitcase in hand, and wait for your furniture to arrive. Nationally, the average price range for long-distance movers is $1,490-$2,230. The distance you are moving and the number of cubic feet the movers have to transport will both affect cost. Another factor in long-distance moving costs is whether you choose to pay for an exclusive move or a consolidated move.

In an exclusive move, which is more expensive, your belongings are the only cargo on the moving truck. The movers travel directly to your new house and deliver your belongings on a scheduled day. A consolidated move is more affordable because the movers transport your belongings along with those of other people, saving them time and gas — which means you save money. The downside is that your belongings typically arrive with a two-week delivery window rather than on a prescheduled day. Read reviews to make sure you can trust the company with your possessions to ensure a peaceful moving process.

Can you move furniture by yourself?

You might be able to move smaller items like nightstands, small desks, chairs and small tables by yourself. However, it’s best to get a professional mover near you to move larger items such as couches, dressers, armoires and televisions. 

If you do decide to move furniture by yourself, carefully lift and lower items and take your time.

Is it cheaper to move your stuff or buy new stuff?

It often makes more financial sense to buy new stuff when you have the chance to sell furniture to offset the cost. The cost of moving your current furniture can sometimes be more than buying new things, particularly if the furniture is large or cumbersome to move. You can sell furniture online, or make a furniture donation and deduct it from your taxes (if it qualifies as a charitable contribution). Some places near you may even offer free furniture pickup when you choose to donate. 

If you have valuable furniture that would be costly to replace, however, it may be cheaper to move them. To find out which option is best for you, contact professional movers in your area to receive quotes and estimates.

Reviews for Westfield movers
Margaret M.
All the movers were great
Ample MovingAmple Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Professional Piano Movers squeezed me in on my desired date to move my piano on short notice. Although they were a little late on arrival, they did an excellent job once there. The guys were very professional and knowledgeable, and I would definitely recommend their services.
Professional Piano MoversProfessional Piano Movers
Benjamin G.
Working with Kadeem and ASAP Movers was a great experience. They were able to accommodate us on short notice. They showed great professionalism and care when dealing with all aspects of our move. And were very personable and easy to work with. Their services are a great value. Highly recommended.
Asap Movers NJAsap Movers NJ
Jin Z.
They did excellent job. If anyone want to move their piano. I strongly recommend Radeem and their team.
Asap Movers NJAsap Movers NJ
Jen B.
I received the estimate -it was incorrect, I spoke with them and they corrected it, the movers arrived late, they had 3 people to do the move and packing. They were very slow and I would find them standing around not working. They charged me almost double what was quoted. They damaged several of my items and said that they didn't-them they proceeded to waste 45 minutes fixing items -they damaged walls, carpet, banister, did not place items where I asked them to -then while you are moving, you have to waste time fighting with their office -Moved 3 blocks and they told me they were leaving and 46 minutes later they left -not a good experience and I still need to file a claim
Bluebell Relocation ServicesBluebell Relocation Services
Jen B.
The movers assured me that they would not go over the allowed time. Every time I checked on them they were not moving. I moved myself the first time in three hours with 2 people -they had 3 and could not do it. They damaged several items, then they denied it, they got oil on brand new carpets and denied it, they damaged walls and didn't care, they put items in the wrong area because they did not listen to where I asked them to be placed -I used them for packing and had to pack several items that they forgot to do.
Bluebell Relocation ServicesBluebell Relocation Services
Shawn G.
Great group of guys who managed my small 2 bedroom move from NJ to NYC. Would engage them again.
AdVanced MovingAdVanced Moving
Julie M.
Working with Dariusz was a great experience that made my move job much less stressful. He communicated throughout the process and worked with me on timing for a last minute job that he fit into an already busy Saturday. I could tell from our conversation that he is a hard worker that was hustling and going above and beyond to grow his business. Upon arrival he and his father worked diligently to move my very large/heavy pieces into my house and place them in various rooms. They took special care to ensure nothing was damaged throughout the process. I appreciate their work and would 100% work with them again and recommend them to anyone looking to move heavy furniture.
Household Service CoHousehold Service Co
Chip P.
From our first outreach to Optimus, this team was responsive and incredibly professional. There were no hidden fees and incredibly transparent. On moving day, they were communicative, quick and efficient. The team was personable and I would highly recommend them to friends and family.
Optimus Transfer SolutionsOptimus Transfer Solutions
Petronela M.
We moved few streets away from the other location, in the same town. We wanted Ample Moving to help us with the big pieces of furniture. And they did a great job! They were punctual, arriving early in the morning at the time they said they would. They immediately started work, in 1 1/2 hour finishing packing in the old house, and took in the truck few additional things which we forgot to mention initially. They took another 1 1/2 hour to do the unpacking - everything was placed in the correct spots with no issues. The staff was very polite and professionally handled the tasks in a speedy and customer friendly manner.
Ample MovingAmple Moving
Ruth B.
I hired Household Service Co to exchange the furniture in two bedrooms in my house. Dariusz kept in touch as the agreed on time got closer. He arrived when he said he would. He and his guys did an efficient, smooth job. They checked in throughout the job to make sure everything was done correctly. I am very pleased and satisfied with the work done and would recommend them to anyone needing trustworthy, capable movers.
Household Service CoHousehold Service Co
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